The examination is in the form of an oral examination lasting approximately 30 minutes. A patient is not present.

The candidate will be asked to discuss with the examiners several brief clinical outlines of common surgical and orthopaedic problems. Diagnosis, investigation and management will be considered. Relevant photographs, slides, x-rays and laboratory results may be used to assist discussion.

The emphasis will be on the development of safe and sensible management plans for the cases discussed. Operative detail will not be required.

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